the Packsaddle Creek Trail
And Explorations with a camera along Packsaddle Creek
A photo collection
A number of Valemount residents made an effort in the late 1960's and early 1970's to build a rough hiking trail along the length of the Packsaddle Creek valley a few km. east of town. Although the trail was never completed to the headwaters of the stream, a roughly 3.5 to 4 km. portion has been sporadically maintained by myself and others and remains an easy way to explore a sizeable mountain stream and its as yet untouched valley, almost on Valemount's doorstep.
This is a photo collection covering some of the early routefinding, exploration and use of the trail during the 1970's.
Click on an image to see a larger version or to begin a slideshow.
|Footlog||Routefinding||Big Slide||Side Valley||Main Valley|
|Spruce Grouse||American Dipper||Billy Goat||Nanny & Kids||Billy|
|Vertical Pasture||Goat Habitat||Snow Face||Image Enhanced||Enhanced More|
|Cicada||Cricket||Cricket||Wren on Nest||1st Bridge|
|1st Bridge||Spring||Bridge Site||Old Avalanche||Monkeyflowers|
|Debris Flow||Small Waterfall||Snow Bridge||Packsaddle Creek||Pond|
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